Small birds are often fed a mostly seed diet, which is not only nutritionally deficient, but it deprives these tiny eaters the variety of beak and tongue sensations vital to their behavioral needs. We created Parakeet Nutri-Berries to offer the best of both worlds balanced nutrition in a fun-to-eat form and full of flavor. The difference is in the hulling. Loose seed mixes are coated with vitamins and minerals, but as soon as the bird cracks the seed, the nutrition is lost along with the empty seed hull. By hulling the seeds and grains, and then coating them with stabilized vitamins, chelated minerals and amino acids, birds receive the balanced nutrition essential to good health in each bite. Classic Nutri-Berries are nutritionally balanced like pellets, just not ground up. Most of the seeds and grains in Nutri-Berries are kept whole because Dr. Lafeber discovered how to nutritionally balance them without grinding.